Religion

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 9:10 am
Members of the Bangladesh cricket team had just arrived by bus at Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday afternoon prayers when they heard gunshots. Had they arrived a few minutes earlier they would have been inside the mosque, where at least 30 people were killed by a gunman with an automatic rifle...
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March 15, 2019 - 12:24 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Third cricket test against New Zealand canceled after Bangladesh team narrowly escapes shooting at Christchurch mosque.
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This combo of images shows, from left, amateur basketball league director Merl Code, Former Adidas executive James Gatto, and business manager Christian Dawkins. The three men were sentenced Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two dozen schools. Gatto got nine months in prison. Dawkins and Code got six months each. (AP Photo/Bebeto Mathews, left, Seth Wenig, center and right)
March 05, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas executive and two others who paid families to persuade top college basketball recruits to play for schools sponsored by the shoe brand were sentenced to prison Tuesday by a judge who said he wanted to send a "great big warning light to the basketball world." U.S...
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Pope Francis is framed by cellphones as he arrives for his weekly general audience, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 10, 2019 - 7:24 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican launched an official track team Thursday with the aim of competing in international competitions as part of an agreement signed with the Italian Olympic Committee. About 60 Holy See runners — Swiss Guards, priests, nuns, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to a call during the first half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 25, 2018 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was so eager to make a rim-rocking Christmas debut that he overshot the basket on his first attempt, a dunk from one side that ended with the ball all the way in the opposite corner. "I was so excited that I went a little bit too high and I thought the rim was...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman warms up before an NFL football game between against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Edelman expressed his support for the victims of a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting while wearing an Israeli baseball cap when he spoke to reporters after Sunday night's game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
November 05, 2018 - 3:29 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman expressed his support for the victims of a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting while wearing an Israeli baseball cap when he spoke to reporters after Sunday night's game. Edelman, who is Jewish, spoke in the Patriots locker room after...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, Loyola's Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt answers questions during a news conference for the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. Sister Jean is the winner of Illinois' 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. The Catholic nun and longtime chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team became a celebrity last March as the Ramblers reached the NCAA Final Four. In August she celebrated her 99th birthday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
October 12, 2018 - 8:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials gathered to present Catholic nun and celebrated Loyola-Chicago basketball chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt with Illinois' 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. WLS-TV reports Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner helped present the award Friday to the 99-year-old Schmidt for her work to...
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In this photo provided by the Andina government news agency, Alianza Lima club soccer fans, left, fight with members of an evangelical church, yellow helmets at right, outside the soccer club's stadium in Lima, Peru, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The two groups clashed outside the stadium over who has the right to use the area surrounding the sports venue, after the religious group arrived early in the morning and started removing the team's logos from the parking area. (Norman Cordova/Andina News Agency via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 3:50 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian police have been called in to break up clashes between soccer fans and members of an evangelical church in a dispute over who owns a sprawling plaza in front of the main entry to a stadium. Hundreds of members of The Upper Room church wearing yellow construction helmets...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah chases the ball during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt’s soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline for the national squad have been met. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
September 07, 2018 - 5:14 am
CAIRO (AP) — Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Mohamed Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt's soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline at the Pharaohs' camps have been met. But how long...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after driving in the game winning run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
September 03, 2018 - 7:13 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich beat out a throw at first to narrowly avoid a double play that allowed the winning run to score in the ninth. Game over, but the jubilant Yelich kept going — and turned across the outfield — before the rest of the happy Milwaukee Brewers finally caught up with him...
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